International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 5 Endorses Dr. Kim Schrier

Less than one week after receiving the Washington Aerospace Machinists’ endorsement, Dr. Schrier earns the endorsement of IUPAT District Council 5.

Issaquah, WA, January 29, 2018—The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) District Council 5 announced today that it endorses Dr. Kim Schrier in the race for Washington’s 8th congressional district. IUPAT District Council 5’s endorsement marks the second major labor endorsement for Schrier in the past week, building on momentum from strong fundraising and the endorsement of EMILY’s List.

“Kim’s service as a pediatrician and her experience working with families in the 8th district for the past 16 years set her apart from the field and make her the clear choice to take on Dino Rossi,” said Philip Lindquist, IUPAT District Council 5 Director of Government Affairs. “We are proud to endorse Dr. Kim Schrier for Congress and look forward to working together to bring good paying jobs and support the working families here in the 8th district.”

The pivotal endorsement of IUPAT District Council 5 highlights Schrier’s commitment to supporting working people in Washington’s 8th district and solidifies her lead within the Democratic primary field. IUPAT District Council 5 represents finishing trades, including painters, glaziers, drywall finishers, flooring installers, glassworkers, sign and display workers, and more.

“I am honored to receive the endorsement of IUPAT District Council 5,” said Dr. Kim Schrier. “In our rapidly-growing district, it is critical that we fight for the rights of workers, for accessible and affordable healthcare, and for truly livable wages. Together with IUPAT District Council 5, I am committed to championing policies that support each of these areas, making sure our district and its working families stay strong.”